“A powerful and fascinating account that would be almost unbelievable if we didn’t know that it was true” – Coming Out: The Emergence of LGBT Identities in Britain from the 19th Century to the Present by Jeffrey Weeks

“This is undoubtedly an academic book, and does sometimes become repetitive and slow because of that. But it is worth powering through these lulls. If you do, you’ll be greeted with a powerful and fascinating account that would be almost unbelievable if we didn’t know that it was true. The treatment of LGBT people throughout the centuries has been shocking, but Weeks treats it in a way that actually engenders a great deal of hope for the future…” – Fran Slater reviews Coming Out: The Emergence of LGBT Identities in Britain from the 19th Century to the Present by Jeffrey Weeks

Posted at 9:00 am on January 19, 2017 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading

“Has a confidence and energetic humour ” – Rockadoon Shore by Rory Gleeson

“Rory Gleeson is coming along at a fortunate time in Irish writing; there is an energy and abundance about the younger Irish novelists that seems determined to reshape the themes and styles of previous generations. The comic impulse to turn away from the consequences of the financial crisis, an admission that the property boom and the consumption that came along with it had merely masked the traditional faultlines in Irish society…” – James Doyle reviews Rockadoon Shore by Rory Gleeson

Posted at 9:00 am on January 18, 2017 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading

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